2018 SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

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7:30AM
until 9:00AM

REGISTRATION
BREAKFAST

BREAKFAST
A TASTE OF DURHAM REGION

Presented in partnership by Durham Region and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

WALKER COURT

For details on this year's breakfast, check out the FOOD PROGRAM.

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9:00AM 
until 10:30AM

MORNING
KEYNOTE SESSIONS

 

MORNING KEYNOTES


10:30AM 
until 11:00AM

MORNING
BREAK

LET THEM EAT (CHOCOLATE) CAKE

Enjoy a delicious dessert spread created using Cacao Barry Premium chocolate.

  • TINA SU, Butter Avenue

  • DANIEL STUBBE, Stubbe's Chocolate

  • SYLVIE THOBOR, Thobors CafÉ gourmand

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11:00AM
until 11:45AM

MORNING
SESSIONS

1

MARKETING + PARTNERSHIPS
GROWING A BEVERAGE DESTINATION

BAILLIE COURT   Hosted by CATHERINE MORELLON, Tourism Montreal 

 

2

TECHNOLOGY + INNOVATION
HUNGRY? THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT

ELLIOTT GALLERY   Hosted by JOHN JACKSON + CONNIE DESOUSA, Charcut & Charbar      

 

3

FINANCIAL + CORPORATE HEALTH
WELLNESS IN THE WORKPLACE

JACKMAN HALL (THEATRE)   10-Minute Talks    
Hosted by JENNIFER MASON, JLM Strategic Marketing


11AM
until 12:30PM

WINE
MASTER CLASS

Pre-registration
is required.

WOMEN IN WINE

Presented by VQA Wines of Ontario

GALLERIA ITALIA   
Hosted by JANET DOROZYNSKI, Global Affairs Canada

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11AM
until 12:30PM

spirits
master class

Pre-registration
is required.

GET INTO THE SPIRIT
THE SEASON OF THE COCKTAIL

SEMINAR ROOM 1   Hosted by DICK SNYDER, Drink TO Tours


11:45AM
until 1:30PM

LUNCH
 

WORLD FOOD COURT

WALKER COURT   Curated by SURESH DOSS

For details on this years' lunch, check out the FOOD PROGRAM.


12:00PM
until 2:00PM

ART TOURS

PALETTE TO PALATE

Presented by the Art Gallery of Ontario

Come explore the art and artists who have elevated food to a work of art. Take in the sights, sounds, tastes and smells that have inspired artists across centuries and cultures.


1:30PM
until 2:15PM

break out
SESSIONS

1

MARKETING + PARTNERSHIPS
RECIPE FOR A DELICIOUS DESTINATION

BAILLIE COURT   Hosted by CATHERINE MORELLON, Tourism Montreal 

2

TECHNOLOGY + INNOVATION
FARMS OF OUR FUTURE: INNOVATION IN AG TECH

ELLIOTT GALLERY   Hosted by JOHN JACKSON + CONNIE DESOUSA, Charcut & Charbar

3

FINANCIAL + CORPORATE HEALTH
ECONOMICS OF LOCAL 1.0

JACKMAN HALL (THEATRE)   10-Minute Talks   
Hosted by JENNIFER MASON, JLM Strategic Marketing

  • THE ROAD TO PROFITABILITY + BCORP CERTIFICATION
    Bob Desautels
    , The Neighbourhood Group
     

  • BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE EAT UGLY FRUIT
    Isabel Soares
    , Fruita Feia
     

  • BUILDING ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL RESILIENCE
    Diane Hodgins
    , FOGO ISLAND INN
     

  • HOW-TO EMBED LOCAL SUSTAINABILITY INTO GLOBAL BRANDS
    RUVA CHINYEMBA
    , BARRY CALLEBAUT


1:30PM
until 3:00PM

CRAFT BEER
MASTER CLASS

Pre-registration
is required.

THE GREAT ONTARIO CRAFT BREW

SEMINAR ROOM 1    Hosted by CRYSTAL LUXMORE, The Beer Sisters


1:30PM
until 3:00PM

WINE
MASTER CLASS

Pre-registration
highly recommended

SLEEPING BEAUTY AWAKES: CABERNET FRANC RISES IN ONTARIO & BEYOND

Presented by VQA Wines of Ontario

This aristocratic parent of Cabernet Sauvignon is the soul of Ontario’s red wines. Cab Franc, as it is lovingly known in Ontario, demonstrates complexity, charm and class. Join this panel for a deep-dive discussion on this underrated heroine. This exciting tasting will feature Ontario Cabernet Franc within an international context.

GALLERIA ITALIA   
Moderated by MAGDALENA KAISER, Wine Marketing Association of Ontario


2:30PM
until 3:15PM

BREAK OUT
SESSIONS

1

MARKETING + PARTNERSHIPS
A FOOD PIC IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS 

BAILLIE COURT   Hosted by CATHERINE MORELLON, Tourism Montreal

2

TECHNOLOGY + INNOVATION
FESTIVALS + EVENTS: LET'S CELEBRATE TERROIR!

ELLIOTT GALLERY   Hosted by JOHN JACKSON + CONNIE DESOUSA, Charcut & Charbar

3

FINANCIAL + CORPORATE HEALTH
ECONOMICS OF LOCAL 2.0

JACKMAN HALL (THEATRE)   10-Minute Talks   
Hosted by JENNIFER MASON, JLM Strategic Marketing


3:15PM
until 3:45PM

AFTERNOON
BREAK

LET THEM EAT (CHOCOLATE) CAKE

Enjoy a delicious dessert spread created using Cacao Barry Premium chocolate.

  • ROB GENTILE, BUCA

  • STUART CAMERON, MIRA RESTAURANT

  • CORA JAMES, MAMAKAS TAVERNA + agora

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3:45PM
until 5:00PM

afternoon
keynotes

AFTERNOON KEYNOTES

  • the road to terroir: one chef's journey
    ALBERT PONZO, The Royal hotel


  • An awkward conversation will not kill you
    KAT KINSMAN, AUTHOR

THE BIG PICTURE

MODERATED BY ARLENE STEIN, FOUNDER OF TERROIR HOSPITALITY


5:30PM
until 7:30PM

THE AFTER PARTY

HOSTED BY THE WALRUS PUB & BEER HALL

Join us after the Symposium to keep the good Terroir times rollin' for complimentary canapes, oysters & craft beverages.

all delegates are welcome. Please BRING YOUR NAME BADGE FOR ENTRY.

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Please note, this schedule is subject to change.